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Highland Botanical Park and Lamberton Conservatory

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A wonderful park, especially during the lilac festival

We were lucky to be in Rochester to attend the Eastman School of Music Graduation ceremony, just... read more

Reviewed 23 May 2018
Kissimmee, Florida
An oasis in the city

When in need to escape, this is the place I run to. A little Conservatory at Highland Park.an oasis... read more

Reviewed 6 May 2018
New York City, New York
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180 Reservoir Ave, Rochester, NY 14620-2729
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

We were lucky to be in Rochester to attend the Eastman School of Music Graduation ceremony, just when the world famous Lilac Festival was in full swing. Tons of people there enjoying the food and drink pavilions, and open air art show and the magnificent...More

Thank Wayne179
Reviewed 6 May 2018 via mobile

When in need to escape, this is the place I run to. A little Conservatory at Highland Park.an oasis in the middle of the city. Open year round, except Christmas Day, it showcases seasonal plants as well as permanent ones, like the Cacti. The place...More

Thank Sarushkaya
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This is a lovely garden with birds, turtles and fish too. Many types of plants and flowers. It's a great place to spend an hour or two when the lousy Rochester weather has gotten the best of you!

Thank Ruger10
Reviewed 12 April 2018

Went twice this week to visit with family members, including children from 2 to 8. First visit on Sunday was a delight. We were welcomed right away, peeked at baby quails at eye level on counter, and proceeded to stroll along path through lush botanical...More

Thank cohoshedm
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Unfortunately I picked a cold and windy day to visit and the ouside trees and other plants were still in winter hibernation mode. But, the Conservatory was nice, not to big but well done inside.It had a beautiful spring flower section with Tulips, daffodils, hyacinths,...More

1  Thank raybyerley
Reviewed 1 March 2018 via mobile

Always like coming here. It’s a nice break on a yucky gray day. Get your tropic humidity and color fix here.

Thank MaryKay R
Reviewed 6 February 2018

The conservatory is an oasis in the winter with a desert house, tropical house, and temperate house. Small and well-run. Buffalo's is much larger and more spectacular, but Lamberton is closer to home for me. The park has beautiful scenic views and good sledding hills....More

Thank DancerWriter
Reviewed 22 January 2018

Such a little gem. The path wanders through different climates from the tropics to the desert. And surprise-there's animals! Turtles, tortoises, and an adopted duck! Be on the lookout for the tiny quail so cute. $3 what a deal...

Thank JennnniferD
Reviewed 26 December 2017

Always a wide range of interesting plants to see and to sit near. A quite place to just be with nature and get a sense of the good work of conservation. At Christmas there is an incredible display of poinsettia - 23 varieties to be...More

Thank Julie T
Reviewed 21 December 2017 via mobile

My 2 1/2 year old has such a fun time exploring and running around here! It’s incredible affordable and definitely a different type of activity, especially for the colder weather. We typically spend about 45 minutes here and love seeing the turtles and quail wander...More

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Response from 975traveler2012 | Reviewed this property |
The Lilacs are usually in full bloom around Mothers Day which is May 10th this year.